Jim Ryan

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The EIC Accelerator Full Application

The EIC Accelerator Full Application Things get serious in the EIC Accelerator full application. The previous steps – Diagnostic Module and short application – have weeded out the projects that lack innovation, or a credible business model, and/or an appropriate executive team. The surviving applicants (67% of the starters) are real contenders and this step explores […]

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The EIC Accelerator Background

The EIC Accelerator Background There was a time when the European Union rigidly adhered to the ‘level playing field’ principle whereby grant and other funding could not be applied to the advantage of individual companies. EU Framework programmes focused on basic science, on technology development (usually up to ~TRL 6), on training and development of scientists,

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The EIC Accelerator Short Application Process

The EIC Accelerator Short Application   The short application is the ‘triage’ of the EIC Accelerator programme. It is a process to screen out projects that do not fit the overall criteria. It does this through a combination of thorough and methodical assessments. First, to assess the innovativeness of the proposal, an initial diagnostic module conducts a keyword-based analysis of

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